While people are freezing to death across the state of Texas, the gang at Fox News is worried about statues being taken down in Chicago and trying to suggest that Bible characters are about to be removed by the “cancel culture” which they claim is led by Democrats.
Mediaite reports that the discussion began as three Fox hosts noted that Chicago was reviewing dozens of statues in the city to “grapple with the unacknowledged — or often forgotten history” of the city and “develop a framework for marking public space that elevates new ways to memorialize Chicago’s history more equitably and accurately.”
That led host Carley Shimkus to remark:
That’s total bullshit. No one has suggested taking down statues of Lincoln, but Fox needs to try and outrage their viewers so they’ll stay tuned.
Shimkus then referred to a recent appearance on the network by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who said that for many Catholics and Jews, “memory and tradition are very, very important — it is the vehicle of God’s revelation.”
That led her to go on an extended rant:
“You have to wonder, are we in a transition period in our country right now where our grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren might not think of these people the way we do? They might not be taught in the same way we know them now. I say more statues, not less, not fewer. More opinions, more ideas, not less.
“Way, way back in the day when I was first working in local news, I was at a CBS affiliate in Springfield, Illinois, and Lincoln was everything. A part of every aspect of the city and there was even a sandwich named after Abraham Lincoln. I don’t think they’ll take the sandwich name away.”
Oh please! A sandwich is keeping the memory of Abe Lincoln alive? If that’s the case, then we’re doing a poor job of teaching history to the next generation.
But it was what co-host Bill Hemmer said that perfectly explains why Fox’s ratings are in the crapper these days:
“If they start canceling American presidents, they’ll come after Bible characters next. Mark my words, right?”
Really?! That’s just ridiculous, as plenty of people on Twitter noted: